‘I know the consequences’: Benched NBA star Kyrie Irving defends vax stance

Australian-born NBA star Kyrie Irving says he accepts he could lose millions of dollars for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Key points: Kyrie Irving says he won’t give up his “passion” because of New York’s vaccine mandate New York City rules say he must get the jab to play or train with the Nets Nets … Read more

Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving speaks out about COVID-19 vaccine refusal

Kyrie Irving said Wednesday he didn’t want to lose salary or a chance to compete for a championship with the Brooklyn Nets, but was doing “what’s best for me” by refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Nets decided Tuesday that Irving wouldn’t be with the team because he isn’t eligible to play in home games, where … Read more

The Latest: No exemptions so far for San Fran. city workers

SAN FRANCISCO — About 800 San Francisco city workers have asked for medical or religions exemptions to avoid a looming deadline for them to get vaccinated against the coronavirus or lose their jobs. So far, the city has not approved a single request. That’s according to a city human resources official, who said about 5.5% … Read more

Brooklyn Nets reveal ‘difficult’ vaccine call on star Kyrie Irving

Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash says the team made a “difficult” decision to shelve star point guard Kyrie Irving until he gets vaccinated against COVID-19. Key points: Kyrie Irving is refusing to be vaccinated New York City rules say he must get the jab to play or train with the Nets Irving’s teammate James Harden says the … Read more

Nets Front Office Wishes Kyrie Irving Would Stop Acting Like Kyrie Irving

BROOKLYN, NY—Expressing frustration with the NBA star’s outspokenness and unorthodox conspiratorial views, the Nets front office confirmed Wednesday that they wish Kyrie Irving would stop acting like Kyrie Irving. “It’s a huge distraction; when you sign a player like Kyrie Irving, you don’t expect to get a player like Kyrie Irving,” said Nets general manager … Read more

Kyrie Irving won’t play or practice with Brooklyn Nets until he is vaccinated for COVID, team says

NEW YORK (KABC) — Kyrie Irving won’t play for the Brooklyn Nets until he can play in all their games. The Nets announced Tuesday that Irving would not play or practice with them until he could be a full participant, ending the idea that he would play in only road games. Under a New York … Read more

Kyrie Irving Will Not Play With Brooklyn Nets Until Eligible

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will not join teammates until he’s fully eligible to play under New York’s COVID-19 vaccination guidelines, Nets GM Sean Marks said Tuesday. Marks in a statement said the Nets respect Irving’s “individual right to choose” but that that choice “restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team.” … Read more